Gwendolyn Foster is thrown when her boyfriend of one year proposes to her in front of her parents. He's driven and successful, just the man her parents always dreamed she'd marry. But she has another dream altogether--to be a writer--and she won't rest until she can make that dream come true. Then Hank comes into her life...Hank Ellis has been drowning in grief and pain since his little brother died a few months ago. He knows the entire town blames him for the accident--he blames himself, so it's only fitting. But when he sees Gwen, something inside him comes alive again. He understands her passion for writing and wants to help make her dreams come true. Can they build a future together when her parents--and his past--threaten to rip them apart?